Skip to content Skip to navigation

Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Jody Hooper

Important Info

Faculty Sponsor (Last, First Name): 
Hooper, Jody
Stanford Departments and Centers: 
Postdoc Appointment Term: 
One to two years
Appointment Start Date: 
How to Submit Application Materials: 

Please submit application materials by email to Dr. Jody E. Hooper, MD at

Seeking a postdoctoral fellow in the exciting new Research Autopsy Center at Stanford.  Opportunity to learn how to manage a research autopsy program, conduct cancer and other investigation, and hone clinical skills in postmortem examination.
Postmortem examinations of patients, where the procedure takes place shortly after death (research autopsies), are becoming an important scientific engine for understanding mechanisms of disease progression and drug treatment resistance, especially in this era of personalized medicine and immunotherapy.  The research autopsy fellow will learn and implement the principles and practice of autopsy and rapid research autopsy for cancer research including technical procedures, ethical considerations, specimen collection and usage, and histologic evaluation.  The fellow will also help to guide biospecimen science projects investigating the quality of postmortem specimens for xenografting, sequencing, and immunohistochemical evaluation, all of which have discovery and publication as their goal.  There will be opportunities to learn laboratory techniques and directly participate in cancer research.  There will also be opportunities for teaching of medical students and residents as the fellow’s interest indicates.  The graduate of this program will access the basic skills and knowledge necessary to originate and participate in a rapid autopsy program and will gain valuable insights as a cancer researcher.

Required Qualifications: 

MD or MD/PhD

Required Application Materials: 
  • CV
  • Cover letter explaining interest in the position
  • 3 references


Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.